What is the Canalys Sustainable Channels Initiative?
We believe that every individual and every organization can play a part in helping the planet toward a sustainable future, whether large or small. At Canalys, we aim to direct our efforts toward working with the technology channel community, an ecosystem we have partnered with for 25 years.
In 2022, we launched the Canalys Sustainable Channels Initiative with the following objectives:
To help drive adoption of sustainable practices in the channel.
To establish a network of sustainability-focused partners.
To promote the network’s achievements to the wider industry.
Assessing sustainable practices in the channel
As a starting point, any recognized technology partner can request to take our Alys Sustainable Channel Assessment. With this online tool, Canalys helps partners measure and assess their environmental, sustainability and governance performance. They can also get Canalys insights and tips to help their sustainability practices. Our ongoing research with the channel and technology vendors informs our syndicated analysis and custom project work. We examine vendors’ sustainable channel strategies, including assessing ongoing changes to partner programs and incentives, and regularly report on the key topics driving change in the channel community.
Recent examples of Canalys ESG research
Our vendor clients can access Canalys research through our ongoing services in channels, partner programs and sustainable channels. Channel partners can join our Candefero partner community to access our information free of charge in return for their engagement with our short polls and surveys.
Which channel partners lead in sustainability?
Canalys Environmental Partner Leaders are those partners that have demonstrated both a strategy and a commitment to do better for their industry, people, community and environment. This badge recognizes those partners that are leading the industry in this regard. Canalys awards badges based on our ongoing research and analyzing responses and scores in our Alys Sustainable Channel Assessment.
Meet the Canalys 2022 environmental partner leaders
In their own words
“Atea achieved a Canalys Environmental Partner Leader award as a result of its focus and efforts on sustainability. It is successfully implementing ESG actions across its entire business and reducing its environmental impact.”
“Softcat is committed to delivering a Net Zero Supply chain by 2040. We believe everyone has a part to play, we recognize it cannot be solved alone, but together we can drive change and a sustainable future. We call on everyone to come together, play their part and create a better outlook for future generations.”
Canalys helps channel partners evaluate their performance in the following key ESG areas